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John Kerry, Prince Charles and <em>The Economist</em>'s Ocean Davos

By David Helvarg

The Economist World Ocean Summit” in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. A mix of global leaders, ocean luminaries, philanthropists, billionaires, the National Geographic Society and varied salt-water special interests ranging from shipping to BP, Chevron and Shell paid $2,000 or more each to attend. I, and The Economist‘s Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it “Davos for the Ocean,” but I didn’t mean that as a compliment.

That annual conclave of the world’s wealthiest in the Swiss resort of Davos where they can be close to their money while tapping top experts …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green